A Tucson Yoga Studio
A mindful approach for yoga
at all levels

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Nadia HlibkaNadia began practicing Mindful Yoga in 2003 when waiting to enroll in a massage therapy program at Providence Institute in Tucson. A certified massage therapist (Chinese Qi Gong focus), aesthetician, Reiki healer and artist, Nadia has been teaching in various disciplines for many years. Nadia is a graduate of the 7 Centers Yoga Arts Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified teacher. She brings her depth of body awareness and anatomy to Hatha Yoga classes and integrates pranayama, philosophy, anatomy and energy practices with asana.
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Yin & GentleThis class brings harmony to body and mind with simple, mindful movements to lubricate the joints and muscles. Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body's connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. with M.J. RichardsonScreen shot 2016-09-02 at 12.27.24 PMM.J. loves teaching styles of yoga that allow time for the mind and body to unwind and soften at their own pace. The art of allowing (for space, compassion, love, flexibility) is truly a life-changing and beautiful gift she received through many teachers including local Swami Mahatarananda. M.J. looks forward to connecting with you and guiding you through your own art of allowing. In shanti & Aloha. Although she has been practicing yoga regularly since 2006, she received her 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. Save Save Save
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Hatha Mixed LevelThis class combines breathwork (pranayama) with a variety of physical postures (asanas) and deep relaxation (savasana).  Asanas are held for a number of breaths to allow you to open and release into each pose. Postures in class will be adapted according to your experience and body's capacity. All levels are welcome and variations will be offered so all students can enjoy the benefits of yoga. with Becky ThomasbeckyBecky started practicing Yoga in 1992 and completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Yoga Connection in 2002. In 2005, Becky completed her 500-hour training with the International Yoga College and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She also completed the Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy Teacher Training offered at Inner Vision Yoga. Becky teaches classic Hatha Yoga with emphasis on the breath. Her area of special interest is Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India. She has studied Yoga in India at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and studies at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque. Visit Becky’s website at yogasjoyfuljourney.com.

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Samantha WillySamantha's background is grounded in a diverse array of Hatha yoga including: Ashtanga, Yin, Power, Forrest, Restorative, Bikram, Triyoga and Anusara, with a strong emphasis on Buddhist and Liberation Psychologies. Dedicated to daily practice, Yoga has taught her (and continues to teach her!) the art of letting go and the beauty of returning to what's real. In her work as a mental health therapist and researcher, Samantha works to integrate eastern healing practices into western psychotherapy.  Screen shot 2016-08-23 at 5.21.09 PM Save
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Gentle & RestorativeThis class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a very relaxing, gentle and restorative practice. Deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces pain and the effects of stress. Cancer survivors, and students with injuries, arthritis or other chronic conditions welcome. No prior yoga experience required. with Shraddha Hilda OropezahildaHilda, Dharma name Shraddha, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate and is trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Other trainings: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has more than 1,200 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in organizational management.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Mellow FlowMellow Flow –  A smooth flowing practice connecting mind, breath and body.  A slower yet moderate pace, building strength while releasing tension.  The practice of Mellow Flow is a journey that we make one breath at a time, teaching us how to bring ourselves to each moment and flow our way into a more blissful state. Fill your Self with a sense of freedom and peace as you practice honoring and working with your individuality. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Gentle Yoga for Back CareGentle Yoga An easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. Back Care Students are introduced to movements and poses that encourage improved postural alignment and freedom from pain. This class is for those wishing to prevent and alleviate back and neck problems.  A gentle practice suitable for new students and students of all levels regardless of back issues. with Pep ThompsonPep has been practicing yoga for 20 plus years. She has been teaching back care and gentle hatha style yoga since 2008. She completed her 250 hour and 300 hour of teacher training courses. Her teaching encourages students to explore the vast potential of their body byemphasizing the transformative and therapeutic aspects of the practice of yoga.Pep honors Gary Kraftsow’s style of teachings as she finds everyone enjoys the benefit of this safe style of stretching and strengthening yoga, even those with special limitations.
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Gentle YogaAn easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. with Jessica ByronjessicaJessica is a physician who has been a student of Yoga and meditation for more than 29 years and has been involved in health care for more than 34 years. Jessica’s Yoga teaching is inspired by Sri Eknath Easwaran of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation; Priscilla Potter, Swami Mahatarananda, of Tucson’s Yoga Connection; and Joseph and Lilian LePage of Integrative Yoga Therapy. Jessica offers students ways to discover the Yoga tradition’s integrative tools, philosophy and path for self-aware transformation of body, mind and spirit. As director of Healing Path Yoga LLC (www.healingpathyoga.net), she is a Yoga therapist and teaches gentle Yoga, meditation, aqua Yoga, Yoga for heart health and chair Yoga. Jessica serves on the teaching faculty for the Yoga Connection, a Tucson not-for-profit studio and for Sundara Advanced Yoga Therapy Trainings. Jessica has additional certification in Yoga for Anxiety and Trauma Informed Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Back Care, Aqua Yoga and training with Connected Warriors and Street Yoga, for homeless and at-risk youth. She retired from the practice of medicine in July 2013 to focus on the further study and teaching of Yoga and integrative Yoga therapy.

Wednesday

  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am - Basics and Beyond!
    A class that incorporates Hatha yoga's basic alignment principles through individualized attention and instruction. When appropriate, expect gentle adjustments, assists, modifications of poses, and the use of props to compliment students’ experience, strengths, body types and limitations.  Experienced students will expand their practice while fit beginners will gain confidence in experiencing a deeper understanding of the basics of each pose.  This class will also teach and utilize various breathing techniques.
    with Jim LipsonjimJim’s practice grew out of a desire to keep active and stay warm through the long, cold winters in upstate New York. Jim moved to the desert in 1983. With a practice anchored in the breath, Jim strives to deliver a class that allows students to learn and maximize what they can get from a pose while supporting them in cultivating a practice that serves their own bodies and needs. Through individualized attention and instruction, his classes help students embrace their potential and limits, through proper alignment, modifications and when appropriate, with props and gentle hands-on adjustments. Jim’s 200-hour teacher certification is with Integrative Yoga Therapy.
  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Yin & Mellow FlowMellow Flow plus Yin begins with a gentle warm up to loosen the body before coming in to deep Yin poses. Yin poses target the connective tissue and ligaments in the body located deeper than the muscles. This requires us to sit in a pose passively for longer holds. Perfect for creating a meditative space. All levels. Beginners welcome. with Anndrea
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Beginning Vinyasa FlowThis class is designed for beginners through intermediate students. In Beginner Flow, you’ll be guided through postures in a Vinyasa style, beginning with the basic poses, but allowing for more challenging poses based on your practice level. This is a great class for students looking for a more gentle experience, those who are new to yoga or those who need a change of pace, yet still have the option to take it to the next level. with Lacy Paparella

Thursday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Samantha WillySamantha's background is grounded in a diverse array of Hatha yoga including: Ashtanga, Yin, Power, Forrest, Restorative, Bikram, Triyoga and Anusara, with a strong emphasis on Buddhist and Liberation Psychologies. Dedicated to daily practice, Yoga has taught her (and continues to teach her!) the art of letting go and the beauty of returning to what's real. In her work as a mental health therapist and researcher, Samantha works to integrate eastern healing practices into western psychotherapy.  Screen shot 2016-08-23 at 5.21.09 PM Save
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Yoga for Back Care with Nadia HlibkaNadia began practicing Mindful Yoga in 2003 when waiting to enroll in a massage therapy program at Providence Institute in Tucson. A certified massage therapist (Chinese Qi Gong focus), aesthetician, Reiki healer and artist, Nadia has been teaching in various disciplines for many years. Nadia is a graduate of the 7 Centers Yoga Arts Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified teacher. She brings her depth of body awareness and anatomy to Hatha Yoga classes and integrates pranayama, philosophy, anatomy and energy practices with asana.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Mellow FlowMellow Flow –  A smooth flowing practice connecting mind, breath and body.  A slower yet moderate pace, building strength while releasing tension.  The practice of Mellow Flow is a journey that we make one breath at a time, teaching us how to bring ourselves to each moment and flow our way into a more blissful state. Fill your Self with a sense of freedom and peace as you practice honoring and working with your individuality. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Gentle YogaAn easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. with Pep ThompsonPep has been practicing yoga for 20 plus years. She has been teaching back care and gentle hatha style yoga since 2008. She completed her 250 hour and 300 hour of teacher training courses. Her teaching encourages students to explore the vast potential of their body byemphasizing the transformative and therapeutic aspects of the practice of yoga.Pep honors Gary Kraftsow’s style of teachings as she finds everyone enjoys the benefit of this safe style of stretching and strengthening yoga, even those with special limitations.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Yin & GentleThis class brings harmony to body and mind with simple, mindful movements to lubricate the joints and muscles. Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body's connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. with Shraddha Hilda OropezahildaHilda, Dharma name Shraddha, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate and is trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Other trainings: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has more than 1,200 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in organizational management.

Friday

  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am - Yin & GentleThis class brings harmony to body and mind with simple, mindful movements to lubricate the joints and muscles. Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body's connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. with Shraddha Hilda OropezahildaHilda, Dharma name Shraddha, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate and is trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Other trainings: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has more than 1,200 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in organizational management.

Saturday

  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Gentle YogaAn easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. with Lacy Paparella
  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am - Hatha Mixed LevelThis class combines breathwork (pranayama) with a variety of physical postures (asanas) and deep relaxation (savasana).  Asanas are held for a number of breaths to allow you to open and release into each pose. Postures in class will be adapted according to your experience and body's capacity. All levels are welcome and variations will be offered so all students can enjoy the benefits of yoga. with Becky ThomasbeckyBecky started practicing Yoga in 1992 and completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Yoga Connection in 2002. In 2005, Becky completed her 500-hour training with the International Yoga College and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She also completed the Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy Teacher Training offered at Inner Vision Yoga. Becky teaches classic Hatha Yoga with emphasis on the breath. Her area of special interest is Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India. She has studied Yoga in India at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and studies at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque. Visit Becky’s website at yogasjoyfuljourney.com.
  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm - Beginning YogaA slower moving class focusing on Hatha yoga’s basic principles of alignment through individualized attention and instruction. Beginning students or those returning to yoga after an injury or other challenge will find this class to be very supportive in regards to their individual needs. Expect gentle adjustments, assists, modifications of poses, and the use of props based on experience, strengths, body types and limitations, along with the introduction of various breathing techniques. with Jim LipsonjimJim’s practice grew out of a desire to keep active and stay warm through the long, cold winters in upstate New York. Jim moved to the desert in 1983. With a practice anchored in the breath, Jim strives to deliver a class that allows students to learn and maximize what they can get from a pose while supporting them in cultivating a practice that serves their own bodies and needs. Through individualized attention and instruction, his classes help students embrace their potential and limits, through proper alignment, modifications and when appropriate, with props and gentle hands-on adjustments. Jim’s 200-hour teacher certification is with Integrative Yoga Therapy.

Sunday

  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am - Gentle YogaAn easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. with Kristy ZappkristyKristy was raised in the Midwest and moved to Tucson more than 20 years ago, for the beauty and climate. She has worked in the field of behavioral health for 30 years and takes great pride in helping others enrich their lives. In May 2015, she graduated from Session Yoga Teacher Training with an RYT-200 with the Yoga Alliance. Her special interests include Yoga For EVERYBody (Bigger Bodies/ All-Inclusive Classes), Yoga For Cancer Survivors and Yoga for Anxiety. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a love for the healing power of Yoga. Currently, she offers Yoga For Every Body at Mindful East, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in a “judgment-free zone” where we can be ourselves and explore possibilities together.
  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Mellow FlowMellow Flow –  A smooth flowing practice connecting mind, breath and body.  A slower yet moderate pace, building strength while releasing tension.  The practice of Mellow Flow is a journey that we make one breath at a time, teaching us how to bring ourselves to each moment and flow our way into a more blissful state. Fill your Self with a sense of freedom and peace as you practice honoring and working with your individuality. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (donation 4/9 & 4/23)Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12 step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease that it is. This class is open to all, (sober for 24hr minimum), or those whose lives are affected by loved ones caught up in an addictive life style. First part of class is 12 step meeting, second part of class is a blending of yoga and 12 step philosophy. Reservation not required. By Donation. with Jason WeatherbyJason began to incorporate a practice of meditation & mindfulness into his program of recovery from alcoholism in 2012. Later, he found the courage to surrender himself to a Yoga mat while trying to be of service to Veterans and First Responders coping with the effects of trauma, and suffering from addiction. A desire to deepen his personal practice and to share what he has experienced to be the healing effects of Yoga, inspired him to pursue his RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. He has also studied under Nikki Meyers and obtained hiscertification to teach Yoga of 12 Step Recovery.
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Introduction to Meditation (donation)

    How to Meditate class will help you:

    • Reduce tension and stress at will
    • Feel happier, more relaxed, and at peace with yourself
    • Improve your health, mental clarity, and vitality
    • Develop a more intuitive, heart-centered way of life
    • Discover and explore your inner spiritual nature
    Whether you are interested in managing stress or in exploring the spiritual side of meditation, you will feel welcome.
    with Michael Chihak
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Candlelit Restorative Yoga with Anndrea TerryAnndrea is passionate about her love of yoga and truly believes in the power of embracing a wellness lifestyle. Anndrea’s journey of healing started with yoga ten years ago, which lead her to pursue a master’s degree in community counseling & wellness, a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, as well as other trainings. She has been helping individuals ever sense realize their potential through her unique blend of yogic and therapeutic philosophy. She has been teaching since 2013, and has studied a wide variety of yoga asana methods, including vinyasa flow, restorative, yin, gentle, stand-up paddle board yoga, meditation and breathwork.
A sacred space for self-awareness, self-reflection and self-compassion.
Mindful Yoga Studio, 1101 N. Wilmot #123, next to Trader Joe’s